Archer Daniels Midland Company

June 14, 2007
Plant sterols help reduce dietary cholesterol absorption

The plant sterols in CardioAid plant sterols are derived from vegetable oils. Structurally similar to cholesterol, plant sterols have been found, in studies, to reduce the absorption of dietary cholesterol, which can impact serum cholesterol levels [Mayo Clin Proc 78:965-78 (2003); AJCN 74:33-43 (2001)].

The FDA has permitted the following claim for products containing plant sterols like CardioAid: Foods containing at least 0.4 gram per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 gram, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Aserving of [name of the food] supplies ____ gram(s) of plant sterols.

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